The national trendsetter of monochromatic shirts and ties in the united states and the contributor of the all-time high catchphrase “Is that your final answer?” Regis Philbin passed away on 25th July.
Regis Philbin, also a Guinness world record holder for spending the most hours on US television passed away at the age of 88 due to elderly health issues. As per the statement released by his family, he died of natural cause. He was even called “ the hardest working man in show business.
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Apart from that, He was also popular with his ABC morning talk show, “Live with Regis and Kathie Lee,” in 2001 when kelly Ripa joined the show, and the name changed to “Live with Regis and Kelly”. He left the show after the 24th season premiered in 2011. Kelly Ripa shared a heartfelt note on her Instagram later today.
He gained his legacy in hosting through another premiere show in the united states. The popular shows Regis kelly hosted includes
“Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,”
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“Million Dollar Password”
the first season of “America’s Got Talent.”
Philbin entered the broadcasting industry by the early 60;s along with Joey Bishop. Later he moved to Los Angeles local news during 1970. He logged more than 15000 hours on air earning the Guinness world record.
He’s a three times Emmy award winner, and the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences at the Daytime Emmy Awards in 2008 Philbin was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award.